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Netgear Orbi – What Wi-Fi should be

If you want solid Wi-Fi connectivity at home, the Netgear Orbi is a strong contender as the system of choice. I recently had a 100Mbps/50Mbps fibre line installed at home and found that my entry-level router was negatively affecting[1] my connectivity speeds. Black Friday then arrived, and I purchased a Netgear Orbi system on special to ensure I could take full advantage of my fibre speeds.

The system – model RBK50 – consists of a router and a satellite, which connect wirelessly to one another using a dedicated 5GHz channel. The idea is to place the router downstairs and connect it to your fibre line, and place the satellite in the middle of your home – or upstairs if you have a 2-storey home. Netgear’s firmware for the router is simple to use, and once you have plugged the devices in, connected to your ISP account, and linked the two Orbi units, your home is covered by a Wi-Fi mesh network.

The network offers 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections for devices, but users will only see a single SSID for both bands, the router, and the satellite – all of which use a single password for access. The Orbi router and satellite also sport Ethernet ports for wired connectivity. Both units also need to be plugged into a wall socket for power.

The Orbi system also sports multiple features and options in its firmware, two of which are MU-MIMO and Implicit Beamforming. MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) allows a Wi-Fi router to communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.

This decreases the time each device has to wait for a signal, and speeds up the network. Implicit Beamforming allows the router to use information from devices that support beamforming to improve the Wi-Fi signal. Both options must be enabled in the Orbi’s firmware, and add to the system’s ability to provide a great Wi-Fi experience.

The tests

While the Orbi router and satellite are pretty to look at, the connectivity speeds they deliver is what stood out.

The Orbi system performed well in speed tests using the MyBroadband Speed Test App[2], and provided solid connectivity in the upstairs section of my home – which was the primary reason for its purchase.

The only blip on its test sheet was a download/upload speed of 58.23Mbps/26.11Mbps on an iPhone X, with the test location conducive to slower speeds for reasons unknown.

To see how the Orbi stacks up against the previously-tested entry-level router[3], speed tests were conducted in the same locations at the same distances – as detailed in the table below.

Wi-Fi Speeds
Entry-Level Router
Distance from Router 2.4GHz Speed (Down/Up) 5GHz Speed (Down/Up)
MacBook Pro
0m 88.38Mbps / 39.93Mbps 96.25Mbps / 45.28Mbps
5m (1 wall) 84.02Mbps / 23.92Mbps 85.25Mbps / 46.80Mbps
10m (1 wall) 76.60Mbps / 15.32Mbps 97.11Mbps / 47.69Mbps
15m (2 walls) 0.19Mbps / 0.25Mbps 1.20Mbps / 3.09Mbps
iPhone X
0m 74.12Mbps / 38.57Mbps 95.59Mbps / 48.39Mbps
5m (1 wall) 72.93Mbps / 47.14Mbps 95.95Mbps / 42.38Mbps
10m (1 wall) 69.50Mbps / 19.52Mbps 95.30Mbps / 28.42Mbps
15m (2 walls) 0.80Mbps / 0.00Mbps Connection Failed
Netgear Orbi
Distance from Router/Satellite MacBook Pro iPhone X
0m (Downstairs) 95.73Mbps / 47.05Mbps 95.48Mbps / 42.82Mbps
5m (1 wall – Downstairs) 96.43Mbps / 47.11Mbps 95.61Mbps / 46.32Mbps
10m (1 wall – Downstairs) 96.05Mbps / 47.22Mbps 58.23Mbps / 26.11Mbps
15m (2 walls – Downstairs) 1.41Mbps / 0.03Mbps 1.42Mbps / 0Mbps
0m (Upstairs) 95.02Mbps / 47.08Mbps 95.15Mbps / 38.03Mbps
5m (1 wall – Upstairs) 98.92Mbps / 46.87Mbps 94.18Mbps / 46.42Mbps
10m (1 wall – Upstairs) 94.78Mbps / 43.66Mbps 84.48Mbps / 29.40Mbps

Now read: South African city with the fastest Wi-Fi speeds[4]

References

  1. ^ negatively affecting (mybroadband.co.za)
  2. ^ MyBroadband Speed Test App (mybroadband.co.za)
  3. ^ previously-tested entry-level router (mybroadband.co.za)
  4. ^ South African city with the fastest Wi-Fi speeds (mybroadband.co.za)

Global DSL Broadband Services Industry

Global DSL Broadband Services Industry

LONDON, Sept.

21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for DSL Broadband Services in Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/51129381

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 98 companies including many key and niche players such as:
– AT&T
– Basic ISP
– CenturyLink, Inc.
– Deutsche Telekom AG
– DSL Extreme
– Fastweb S.p.A. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/51129382

DSL BROADBAND SERVICES MCP-7732 A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Broadband Services – The Foundation of Modern-day Digital World
Fixed Broadband Market – DSL Technology Faces Tough Competition from Fiber Networks
Table 1: Leading Fixed Broadband Countries Worldwide (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Base for China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, US and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2: Global Fixed Broadband Market by Technology (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Base for Cable Modem, DSL, FTTH and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3: Fixed Broadband Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Base by Transmission Speed (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
DSL Broadband Services: The Largest Fixed Broadband Technology Continues to Lose Subscribers
DSL Migration to Cable and FTTH/B Networks Brings a Change in Technology Mix
Competitive Landscape
Table 4: Leading Players in the Global DSL Ports Market – Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative Port Shipments for the Period 1999-2015 by Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES
Internet’s Rising Contribution to Economy Sustains Dominance of DSL in Broadband Services Market
Extensive Copper Infrastructure Saving the Day for DSL Technology
DSL Ports Market: VDSL Ports Offer Positive Prospects
Table 5: Global DSL Ports Market – Shipments of DSL Ports in Million for the Years 2010 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6: Global DSL Ports Market by (2015-2016): Percentage Breakdown of DSL Port Shipments by Segment for ADSL, SHDSL and VDSL (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Large-scale Deployment of G.Fast Still Taking Time
Dynamic Line Management (DLM): Optimizing Copper-based Connections
Dynamic Line Management Enables Line Optimization
Leveraging Novel DSL Technologies
Benefits to Subscribers
Benefits for Service Providers
Speed – The Main Killer of DSL Technology

3. DSL BROADBAND SERVICES: AN OVERVIEW
What is DSL?
History of DSL Technology
Various DSL or xDSL Technologies
Types of DSL Broadband Technologies
Naked DSL
DSL Functionality
Applications
Factors that Made DSL Popular
DSL Equipment Setup
DSL Network Protocols
DSL Transmission Methods
Advantages and Disadvantages of DSL Broadband
Advantages
Disadvantages

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
BitCo Introduces Uncapped WDSL Solution
Frontier Communications Acquires Verizon’s Wireline Operations in California, Florida and Texas
Sky Play Unveils Fido Cable
NETGEAR Introduces New DSM Modem – DM200
Cosmote Introduces Hybrid Fixed-Mobile Broadband – Cosmote Home Speed Booster
Qualcomm Acquires Ikanos

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
DSL Service Providers
AT&T (USA)
Basic ISP (USA)
CenturyLink, Inc. (USA)
Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
DSL Extreme (USA)
Fastweb S.p.A. (Italy)
Frontier Communications Corporation (USA)
NetZero, Inc. (USA)
Juno Online Services (USA)
Orange S.A. (France)
Verizon Communications, Inc. (USA)
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (USA)
DSL Equipment/Component/Solution Providers
ADTRAN, Inc. (USA)
ARRIS Group, Inc. (USA)
Bouygues Telecom (France)
Calix, Inc. (USA)
Fujitsu Group (Japan)
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
Metanoia Communications, Inc. (Taiwan)
Nokia Corporation (Finland)
Sagemcom Broadband SAS (France)
ZTE Corporation (China)
Zyxel Communications Corporation (Taiwan)

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8: World Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: World 14-Year Perspective for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative Subscriptions for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
US: The Leader in the Global Broadband Market
Table 10: US Broadband Market – Percentage of Households Covered by Technology for Cable, FTTP and VDSL for 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Cable Continues to Lead the US Fixed Broadband Market
Table 11: Fixed Broadband Market in the US (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Broadband Subscriptions by Technology – Cable, DSL and Fiber (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
New Technologies Chipping Away DSL Dominance
Potential Entry Barriers Giving Incumbent Providers More Power
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 12: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13: US Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA
Market Analysis
Table 14: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15: Canadian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 16: Fixed Line Broadband Market in Japan (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions by Technology for ADSL, CATV, FTTH and FWA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 17: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: Japanese Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 19: Fixed Broadband Market in the EU (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology for Cable, DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20: Broadband Coverage in the EU – Percentage of Households with Broadband Technology for Docsis 3.0 Cable, DSL, Fixed & Mobile, FTTP, HSPA, LTE, NGA, Satellite, Standard Cable, VDSL and WiMAX (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
National Broadband Plans (NBPs) Targets Favor Expansion of Broadband Networks
National Broadband Plans & Targets in EU Countries
Brief Glance on Select Developments in European Broadband Market
B.Market Analytics
Table 21: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: European Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23: European 14-Year Perspective for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative Subscriptions for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. AUSTRIA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 24: Fixed Broadband Market in Austria (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology for Cable, DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 25: Austrian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26: Austrian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. BELGIUM
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 27: Fixed Broadband Market in Belgium (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology for Cable, DSL and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 28: Belgian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29: Belgian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c. DENMARK
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 30: Fixed Broadband Market in Denmark (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology – Cable, DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 31: Denmark Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32: Denmark Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. FINLAND
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 33: Fixed Broadband Market in Finland (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology – Cable, DSL, FTTH/B, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 34: Finnish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35: Finnish Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e. FRANCE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 36: Fixed Broadband Market in Germany (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology – Cable, DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Orange S.A. – A Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 37: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38: French Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f. GERMANY
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 39: Fixed Broadband Market in Germany (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology for Cable, DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Deutsche Telekom AG – A Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 40: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41: German Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g. GREECE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Strategic Corporate Development
B.Market Analytics
Table 42: Greek Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43: Greek Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4h. ITALY
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 44: Fixed Broadband Market in Italy (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology for DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Fastweb S.p.A. – A Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 45: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 46: Italian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4i. POLAND
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 47: Fixed Broadband Market in Poland (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology for Cable, DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 48: Polish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49: Polish Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4j. RUSSIA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 50: Broadband Market in Russia (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Connections by Technology – Cable, Fiber, xDSL and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 51: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52: Russian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4k. SPAIN
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 53: Fixed Broadband Market in Spain (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology for Cable, DSL, FTTH/B and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 54: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55: Spanish Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4l. SWEDEN
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 56: Swedish Fixed Broadband Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions by Technology for Cable, Fiber and xDSL Networks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 57: Average Speeds of Broadband Networks in Sweden (2016) – Breakdown of Average Download and Upload Speeds in Mbps by Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 58: Swedish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 59: Swedish Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4m. SWITZERLAND
Market Analysis
Table 60: Swiss Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 61: Swiss Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4n. THE NETHERLANDS
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 62: Fixed Broadband Market in the Netherlands (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Connections by Technology – Cable, DSL and Fiber (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 63: Dutch Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 64: Dutch Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4o. TURKEY
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 65: Fixed Broadband Market in Turkey (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Connections by Technology for Cable, FTTH/B, xDSL and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 66: Fixed Broadband Market by Connection Speeds in Turkey – Percentage Breakdown of Number of Fixed Broadband Connections by Speed (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 67: Average Data Consumption on Fixed Broadband Networks – Fixed Data Consumption Per Connection in GB per Month for the Years 2012, 2014 & 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 68: Turkish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 69: Turkish Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4p. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 70: Broadband Market in the UK (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Lines by Technology for Cable, DSL and Fiber (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 71: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 72: UK Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4q. REST OF EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Ireland: Active Broadband Subscriptions Witnessing Declining Trend
Table 73: Irish Broadband Services Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions by Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 74: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 75: Rest of Europe Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 76: Fixed Broadband Market in Asia – Top 3 Countries with Highest Penetration Rate (%) of Fixed Broadband Services for 2017E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Market Drivers
Market Challenges
B.Market Analytics
Table 77: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 78: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 79: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative Subscriptions for Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a. AUSTRALIA
Market Analysis
Table 80: Australian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 81: Australian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b. CHINA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
B.Market Analytics
Table 82: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 83: Chinese Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5c. INDIA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Key Statistical Highlights
Table 84: Composition of Internet Subscriptions in India (June 2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Subscriptions by Narrowband and Broadband Subscriptions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 85: Broadband Market in India (June 2016): Breakdown of States with Maximum Broadband Subscriptions (in Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 86: Leading Service Providers in Indian Wired Broadband Market (As of March 2017): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Base for Atria Convergence Technologies, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, MTNL, YOU Broadband and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 87: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 88: Indian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5d. INDONESIA
Market Analysis
Table 89: Indonesian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 90: Indonesian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5e. HONG KONG
Market Analysis
Table 91: Hong Kong Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 92: Hong Kong Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5f. MALAYSIA
Market Analysis
Table 93: Malaysian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 94: Malaysian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5g. NEW ZEALAND
Market Analysis
Table 95: New Zealand Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 96: New Zealand Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5h. THE PHILIPPINES
Market Analysis
Table 97: Philippines Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 98: Philippines Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5i. SINGAPORE
Market Analysis
Table 99: Singaporean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 100: Singaporean Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5j. SOUTH KOREA
Market Analysis
Table 101: South Korean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 102: South Korean Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5k. TAIWAN
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 103: Number of Fixed Broadband Subscriptions (In Million) in Taiwan for Years 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 104: Taiwanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 105: Taiwanese Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5l. THAILAND
Market Analysis
Table 106: Thai Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 107: Thai Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5m. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Vietnam
B.Market Analytics
Table 108: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 109: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. LATIN AMERICA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 110: Fixed Broadband Market in Latin America (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Base by Technology – Cable Modem, DSL and FTTx (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 111: Fixed Broadband Market in Latin America (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Connections by Country – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 112: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 113: Latin American Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 114: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for DSL Broadband Services by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative Subscriptions for Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6a. ARGENTINA
Market Analysis
Table 115: Argentinean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 116: Argentinean Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6b. BRAZIL
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 117: Fixed Broadband Access in Brazil (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Base by Technology – Cable Modem, Fiber, xDSL and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 118: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 119: Brazilian Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6c. MEXICO
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Overview
Table 120: Broadband Market in Mexico (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriber Base by Technology for Coaxial Modems, DSL and Fiber Optics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 121: Mexican Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 122: Mexican Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6d. REST OF LATIN AMERICA
Market Analysis
Table 123: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 124: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. REST OF WORLD
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Africa: Low Penetration of Fixed Broadband Services
Table 125: Wired Broadband Market in Africa – Penetration Rate of Wired Broadband Service as % of Population for the Years 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 126: Wired Broadband Market in Africa (2017) – Percentage Breakdown of Households by Technology – ADSL, Cable and Fiber (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Nigeria
Morocco
Strategic Corporate Development
B.Market Analytics
Table 127: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 128: Rest of World Historic Review for DSL Broadband Services Analyzed with Cumulative Subscriptions in Thousands for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) IV.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Total Companies Profiled: 98 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries – 105) The United States (20) Canada (5) Europe (40) – France (1) – Germany (3) – The United Kingdom (13) – Italy (2) – Spain (2) – Rest of Europe (19) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (21) Middle East (3) Latin America (3) Africa (13)
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Hands on: Google WiFi mesh home wireless network

While it helps tackle wireless blackspots around your home, Google WiFi has an Achilles’ heel which could be a deal-breaker for many NBN homes. As we fill our homes with wireless gadgets, reliable WiFi coverage1 is becoming more of a challenge. A flaky home wireless network might be tolerable if you’re only checking your email and browsing the web, but it soon becomes unbearable in busy households streaming music and video to every room.

Hands On: Google WiFi Mesh Home Wireless Network Google WiFi gives your home a wireless overhaul to fix coverage blackspots.

In the past, improving your home wireless coverage has involved upgrading to a more powerful WiFi router or investing in WiFi repeaters, which can be temperamental. The new generation of mesh home networks take the pain out of this by letting several WiFi hubs work in unison to provide blanket wireless coverage.

Welcome to the party

Hands On: Google WiFi Mesh Home Wireless Network The Google WiFi hubs work together to cover your entire home.

Google WiFi launched in Australia last week, alongside Google Home2, to compete with mesh networks from the home networking giants: Linksys Velop3 and Netgear Orbi. At $199 for one WiFi hub or $499 for three, Google WiFi certainly has a major price advantage over its rivals, although this comes at a cost.

Like the others, Google WiFi is very easy to set up. Take one WiFi hub out of the box, plug it into the power and connect it to your broadband modem via the supplied Ethernet cable. This becomes your primary Google WiFi hub.

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Next download the Google WiFi app (iOS/Android) and follow the instructions to setup the wireless network and add the other WiFi hubs. The app recommends placing the second hub around two rooms away from the primary, then it performs a quick test to check that it’s within range. Now you can daisy chain subsequent hubs, they don’t all need to be within range of the primary hub.

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Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. Once the system is up and running the improvement to your WiFi coverage is striking, especially if you live in a multi-story home. You can walk around the house and seamlessly roam from one hub to the next whilst staying on the same WiFi network, like the way your phone switches between mobile towers when you’re on the move.

Hands On: Google WiFi Mesh Home Wireless Network The Google WiFi app, available for Android and iOS.

Each Google WiFi hub features two Ethernet ports, letting you connect Ethernet-only devices like desktop computers, network printers and network drives so you don’t need to run as many cables around your home. The WiFi coverage maps below compare Google WiFi with the coverage from a FritzBox 7490, in a narrow three-story house. It stacks up well against the Linksys Velop coverage maps4, which was tested against a Telstra Frontier gateway.

Hands On: Google WiFi Mesh Home Wireless Network On the middle floor of a three-story home – LEFT: FritzBox 7490, MIDDLE: single Google WiFi hub, RIGHT: three Google WiFi hubs (blue hub is upstairs). Photo: Adam Turner

The results are distorted by the fact that both Google WiFi and the FritzBox support bandsteering – automatically switching your devices between the 2.4 and 5GHz wireless bands in search of the best performance. To be fair, I don’t think the maps quite do the FritzBox justice and perhaps it’s more reluctant to shunt devices to the 2.4GHz network. Also keep in mind, Google WiFi also supports beamforming which bends the wireless network towards your device to improve the signal strength – temporarily improving coverage in the furthest reaches of your home.

You can also use the Google WiFi app to prioritise one wireless device in your home above all others.

Hands On: Google WiFi Mesh Home Wireless Network Top floor: LEFT: FritzBox 7490 downstairs, MIDDLE: single Google WiFi hub downstairs, RIGHT: three Google WiFi hubs on the right (blue hubs downstairs). Photo: Adam Turner

Strike up the band

Technically Google WiFi falls short of its mesh networking rivals because it’s only a dual-band wireless system, not tri-band like its more expensive competitors. To be fair your average user wouldn’t notice the difference, and it helps Google keep the price down.

Hands On: Google WiFi Mesh Home Wireless Network Bottom floor: LEFT: FritzBox 7490 upstairs, MIDDLE: single Google WiFi hub upstairs, RIGHT: two Google WiFi hubs upstairs (and a third two floors up). Photo: Adam Turner

Google WiFi hubs run 2.4 and 5GHz networks side-by-side, which appear as a single WiFi network to your devices. Meanwhile the Linksys and Netgear systems run an extra invisible 5GHz network, which the hubs use to talk among themselves and relay traffic back to the primary hub without choking the main WiFi network that your handheld devices rely upon. Without this separate dedicated 5GHz backhaul link, Google WiFi’s 802.11ac wireless network is only rated AC1200 – with theoretical maximum speeds of 1200 Mbps (more like 500 Mbps in real world conditions). Meanwhile the AC2200-rated Netgear and Linksys gear can theoretically double this performance, but realistically Google WiFi’s AC1200 is sufficient in a country where you’re lucky to have 100 Mbps broadband speeds.

You’d only put Linksys and Netgear’s extra speed to use when transferring data around your home.

Keep it simple

While Google WiFi is easy to configure and offers impressive coverage, unfortunately it sacrifices many advanced features in the pursuit of simplicity. The parental features are very basic, although you have the advantage of being able to access them while away from home. Once you dive into the advanced network settings you can change the DNS settings but you can’t configure Dynamic DNS. Likewise you can allocate static IP addresses for devices on your home network, but you’re stuck with the default 192.168.86.x IP range. The real surprise with Google WiFi is that it doesn’t support “Bridge Mode”.

This won’t matter in some homes, but in others it’s an instant deal breaker – especially if you’re on the NBN. In a nutshell, Google WiFi insists on being the heart of your home network, plugged directly into your broadband modem so it can hand out IP addresses to all your devices and direct traffic around your home. Of course you might not want Google WiFi to handle all these tasks, especially if you’ve already invested in a high-end broadband router which lives at the heart of your network. Alternatively you might rely on your ISP-issued broadband router to run your NBN home phone5.

With Linksys Velop, Netgear Orbi or practically any other WiFi gear, you can select Bridge Mode so it runs your wireless network but still lets your broadband router play household traffic cop. In return you generally lose a few network management features built into the WiFi gear, like parental controls, but your broadband router might be able to handle those.

Hold the phone

Google WiFi doesn’t offer Bridge Mode when you’ve got more than one hub working as a mesh, which is an incredible oversight. This means you’re faced with three options; replace your broadband router with Google WiFi, put your broadband router into Bridge Mode, or plug Google WiFi’s primary hub into your broadband router. If you’re on the NBN and you disconnect your ISP-issued broadband router, or put it into Bridge Mode, you’ll probably lose your home phone – as most NBN-based home phone lines actually run over the broadband. Killing the phone service is obviously unacceptable in some homes.

The only other option is to plug the primary Google WiFi hub into your broadband router and let them both play traffic cop. At this point you’ve cut your home in half. Wireless devices on your Google WiFi network, like your smartphone and notebook, can’t talk to the devices connected to your broadband router via Ethernet – like your desktop computer, network printer and network attached storage drive. You can also encounter Double-NAT firewall issues which can screw up your port forwarding and online gaming.

This obviously isn’t a problem in homes that run everything over WiFi and don’t use the Ethernet ports on their broadband router. If you do use them, you’ll need to plug those Ethernet devices into the Ethernet ports on the Google WiFi hubs to ensure they can talk to your wireless devices.

So what’s the verdict

It’s quite possible Google might add Bridge Mode in a firmware update down the track, Google tells me “this is just the start of the Wi-Fi product journey and we’re always working on improving our products”. In my experience, buying hardware in the hope that future firmware upgrades will come to your rescue is often a recipe for disappointment.

Otherwise Google WiFi ticks a lot of boxes; it’s easy to set up, the boost to your network is impressive and the price is right assuming you’re satisfied with AC1200 wireless speeds. For some homes it’s the perfect solution to your WiFi woes. Yet if you’re wedded to your current broadband router, for whatever reason, make absolutely sure you consider the implications of the lack of Bridge Mode before you take the plunge.

References

  1. ^ reliable WiFi coverage (www.smh.com.au)
  2. ^ Google Home (www.smh.com.au)
  3. ^ Linksys Velop (www.smh.com.au)
  4. ^ Linksys Velop coverage maps (www.smh.com.au)
  5. ^ rely on your ISP-issued broadband router to run your NBN home phone (www.smh.com.au)